Many opportunities to create a more just community and world are available to students. The church's tradition of Catholic Social Ethics, a consistent ethic of life, and the CSJ charisms provide the framework for the opportunities and emphases of our Social Justice program.
Walk for Life
The Walk for Life--West Coast takes place each January and is a pro-life march through the streets of San Francisco. This year our CHS marchers will march in honor of Ms. Barberini, one of the original founders of the West Coast march.
The annual Fontbonne Forum in February honors the re-foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mother Fontbonne. It is an all school opportunity for students to voice their insights and for our faith to engage our American culture.
Juniors have the opportunity to experience first hand the plight of the homeless through a one day Urban Plunge immersion experience at St. Anthony's in San Francisco. Each plunge is scheduled in conjunction with a Carondelet religion class.
Ven a Ver
During October, Carondelet and De La Salle offer a unique opportunity for 24 junior or senior students. In two separate trips, 12 students along with several teachers from both campus take part in Ven a Ver. Ven a Ver (which means "come and see" in Spanish) is a 4 day immersion program into poverty and the migrant worker experience in East Salinas. Working through Dorothy’s Place, run by the Franciscan Workers, students from both schools cook and serve meals for the homeless population of Soledad Street. In the afternoon trips are taken to a migrant workers camp and to a church program for the children of the field workers. The experience culminates on Saturday with a trip to the fields in Castroville where the students suit up and work alongside the field workers harvesting spinach, fennel, cauliflower or lettuce.